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Shields, Moustakas Lead KC Over Cleveland

Associated Press - April 22, 2014 10:02 pm

Mike Moustakas had three hits and three RBIs, Kendrys Morales kept up his torrid two-out hitting and the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on Saturday night.

Mike Moustakas had three hits and three RBIs, Kendrys Morales kept up his torrid two-out hitting and the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on Saturday night.

CLEVELAND (AP) – James Shields allowed two runs in six innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three run homer to lead the Kansas City Royals to an 8-2 win over the Cleveland Indians Tuesday night.

Shields (2-2) struck out nine and won his second straight start.

Moustakas’ homer sparked Kansas City’s four run fourth that featured five hits. The Royals are 10-0 when scoring at least four runs.

Eric Hosmer had four hits, including an RBI double in the seventh.

Cleveland manager Terry Francona turned 55 years old Tuesday, but the Indians were unable to win a third straight game for the first time this season.

Danny Salazar (0-3) didn’t allow a hit until the fourth, but unraveled quickly.